Richmond, which recently lifted a ban on commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing operations in the city, is set to hold a workshop for current and prospective businesses on Wednesday, July 27.
The workshop, which will take place in the multipurpose room at 440 Civic Center Plaza from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will provide information on how businesses can remain compliant with the laws, including record-keeping and remitting sales taxes, according to Mayor Tom Butt’s office.
The California State Board of Equalization is also taking part in the workshop.
Mayor Butt had proposed lifting the ban in order to generate more revenue for cash-strapped Richmond. On Tuesday, City Council approved the first marijuana products manufacturer under the new rules, allowing Indigo Therapeutics to operate in a bio-tech facility a 2600 Hilltop Drive.
Richmond also allows for a maximum of three medical marijuana dispensary permits in the city.